Three-Dimensional Grief

Most of the headstones in Chicago’s Irving Park Cemetery are the run-of-the-mill variety one sees at many cemeteries.

I took hundreds of photos for Find A Grave when I visited the cemetery in July of 2015.

As I was leaving, the sun caught a large white headstone on my left.

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The feeling of deep loss captured in stone caused me to stand for several minutes in silence.

Only a noisy car alarm in the distance brought me back to the present.

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2 thoughts on “Three-Dimensional Grief

  1. Laura,

    What a lovely expression of grief. I lost my mother a few months ago, and am finding that words don’t always do a good job of expressing what I’m feeling. This does it better.

    Thanks for passing it on.

    Doris

    On Tue, Jul 12, 2016 at 11:45 AM, where2look4ancestors wrote:

    > Laura Aanenson posted: “Most of the headstones in Chicago’s Irving Park > Cemetery are the run-of-the-mill variety one sees at many cemeteries. I > took hundreds of photos for Find A Grave when I visited the cemetery in > July of 2015. As I was leaving, the sun caught a large wh” >

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